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GAVI Alliance joins with UNICEF and WHO to offer rotavirus vaccine in Cameroon


TweetThe GAVI Alliance said on Friday that it has joined with UNICEF and the World Health Organization to offer rotavirus vaccines as part of routine immunization programs in Cameroon. Rotavirus is the most common cause of fatal diarrhea and kills … Read More »

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GAVI Alliance supports pneumococcal and rotavirus studies


TweetTwo GAVI Alliance supported studies were released on Tuesday regarding pneumococcal disease and rotavirus, which are two leading causes of childhood mortality. Study results for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine dosing schedules showed that PCV is effective in three different schedules. Researchers … Read More »

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Rotavirus vaccination may also protect children against seizures


Tweet A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, and revealed that administering the rotavirus vaccine to children may also reduce the risk of seizures. The study included approximately a quarter … Read More »

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CDC Foundation receives $13.5 million for meningitis, rotavirus vaccines


TweetThe CDC Foundation announced on Tuesday that it received $13.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the implementation of meningitis and rotavirus vaccines. The grants will allow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Read More »

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Vaccination against rotavirus may prevent seizures


Tweet Vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea, may reduce the risk of related seizures, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Daniel Payne, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … Read More »

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Ethiopia and GAVI Alliance begin vaccinating children against rotavirus


TweetGAVI Alliance announced on Thursday that Ethiopia would immediately begin vaccinating children against rotavirus, which causes severe diarrhea and is often fatal. Ethiopia accounts for 6 percent of all rotavirus-related deaths globally. The country is the 17th to introduce the … Read More »

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Meridian receives CDC contract for rotavirus vaccine R&D


Tweet Meridian Life Sciences, Inc., announced on Thursday that it was chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus is a disease that can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain in … Read More »

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England offers vaccine for infants against rotavirus


Tweet England began offering a new rotavirus vaccine to infants on Monday to protect approximately 675,000 babies each year from the most common cause of gastroenteritis among children under the age of five. England introduced Rotarix as one of multiple … Read More »

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International Medica Foundation sublicenses rotavirus vaccine for newborns

Researchers show rotavirus vaccine effective among African newborns

Study: Rotavirus causes many diarrhea-related deaths in developing world

NIAID praises participants of successful rotavirus vaccine study in India

PHE announces new additions to U.K. vaccination program

GSK and Merck vaccines approved for U.K. vaccine schedule

ECDC proposes three protocols to test rotavirus vaccine efficacy

Haiti introduces rotavirus vaccine into routine immunization program

Rotavirus vaccination in U.S. children halves unvaccinated adult cases

Doctors advocate on behalf of rotavirus vaccination

Hospitalizations for rotavirus down 86 percent in U.S. due to vaccine

Study shows safety of rotavirus vaccine

Latin American countries begin introducing rotavirus vaccines

Rotavirus not being stopped by vaccines

Rotavirus inoculations led to 65,000 fewer U.S. children hospitalizations

Rotavirus vaccination for children dramatically decreases hospitalization rates

Monovalent rotavirus vaccine prevents larger number of deaths

GlaxoSmithKline to cut rotavirus price by 95 percent for poorest countries

Rotravirus vaccine results in significant decline in hospitalizations

Infant rotavirus vaccine shows promise

Rotavirus vaccines save poorest children

Rotavirus vaccines show efficacy in study

FDA says vaccines containing pig virus are safe for use

FDA says to temporarily stop using GSK’s Rotarix